Approaching War: Europe

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
approachingwar@ncl.ac.uk

APPROACHING WAR:
CHILDHOOD, CULTURE AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1880-1919
An International Leverhulme Trust Project
http://research.ncl.ac.uk/fww-child/

Third International Conference

APPROACHING WAR: EUROPE
Newcastle University, UK, 15-17 March, 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Trudi Tate (Cambridge University)
Michael Paris (University of Central Lancashire)

This is the third of three conferences aimed at producing a website and edited collections to provide teachers, academics, and the interested public with a rich and diverse resource of materials on childhood, children’s culture and children’s literature in the period 1890-1919. The searchable website will consist of video recordings of the conference papers, backed up by summaries, images, links and bibliographies; the published volumes will contain expanded versions of the conference papers.

We are inviting proposals for papers on any aspect of childhood, children’s culture and children’s literature in this period, relating to the approach of war. Potential topics might include

• Toys, Games and Ephemera
• Children’s Literature before 1914 (especially poetry)
• Children’s Poetry of the War
• The Approach to War in Continental Europe
• Materials Written by Children
• The Treatment of Children and War in 20th and 21st Century Children’s Books

Proposals should be in the form of a detailed summary (no more than 300 words). If you have any (non-copyright) visual materials that you could provide for the project website., please include details of these in your proposal At the conference, speakers will be asked to give a 20 minute presentation, which will be digitally recorded for the website.

The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2012, and we will inform you of the outcome by 15 November 2012.

Please send proposals to: approachingwar@ncl.ac.uk

Some bursaries for travel will be available to international delegates. Please contact the conference email account (approachingwar@ncl.ac.uk) for further information.

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
victorian